Medieval Clothing and Textiles 5

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 5

Edited by Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Hardback
$70.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines.
The fifth volume of this annual series features several articles examining the interaction of medieval romance with textiles and clothing. French Gothic ivory carvings illustrating courtly romances reveal details of fashionable dress; the distinct languages of narrative poetry and Parisian tax records offer contrasting views of medieval embroiderers; and scenes from the Tristan legend provide clues to the original form of the earliest surviving decorative quilt. Other papers look at ecclesiastical attempts to restrict extravagance in secular women's dress, the use of clothing references to signal impending conflict in Icelandic sagas, the development and possible construction of the Tudor-era court headdress called the French hood, and the way Cesare Vecellio drew on both existing artwork and the Venetian image to present historical dress in his sixteenth-century treatise on costume. Also included are reviews of recent books on clothing and textiles.

ROBIN NETHERTON is a professional editor and a researcher/lecturer on the interpretation of medieval European dress; GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester.

Contributors: KATE D'ETTORE, SARAH-GRACE HELLER, THOMAS M. IZBICKI, PAULA MAE CARNS, SARAH RANDLES, MELANIE SCHUESSLER, TAWNY SHERRILL

Details

March 2009
35 black and white, 6 line illustrations
220 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843834519
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC AFWH, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Clothing and Conflict in the Icelandic Family Sagas: Literary Convention and the Discourse of Power - Kate D'Ettore
Obscure Lands and Obscured Hands: Fairy Embroidery and the Ambiguous Vocabulary of Medieval Textile Decoration - Sarah-Grace Heller
Failed Censures: Ecclesiastical Regulation of Women's Clothing in Late Medieval Italy - Thomas M. Izbicki
Cutting a Fine Figure: Costume on French Gothic Ivories - Paula Mae Carns
One Quilt or Two? A Reassessment of the Guicciardini Quilts in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museo del Bargello - Sarah Randles
French Hoods: Development of a Sixteenth-Century Court Fashion - Melanie Schuessler
Who Was Cesare Vecellio? Placing Habiti Antichi in Context - Tawny Sherrill
Recent Books of Interest
Contents of Previous Volumes

Reviews

The depth and breadth of the study areas relating to medieval dress and textiles, including the politics and economies of the period, are exemplified here and continue to increase the knowledge of all who have an interest in the medieval period. JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

Footnotes and references enable readers to further explore the subjects represented. The depth and breadth of the study areas relating to medieval dress and textiles, including the politics and economies of the period, are exemplified here and continue to increase the knowledge of all who have an interest in the medieval period. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY
The scholarship in these articles is very thorough; each has copious footnotes. The articles are illustrated in black and white where appropriate, and the quality of the illustrations is high. The essays are well selected and well edited. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW
This useful and interesting book is a must-buy for anyone interested in historic costuming or historic textiles. TOURNAMENTS ILLUMINATED

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